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9/11 anniversary: East Garrison man describes witnessing Twin Tower collapse

East Garrison >> As Tom Britzman headed north on a freeway along the Hudson River from New Jersey with family, he noticed scores of emergency vehicles dash past him.

“We looked out and saw what looked to be a fire way up high in one of the (Twin) towers,” he said. “And then the second plane hit and obviously it wasn’t (just) a fire.

Monterey's Bay View Academy on lock down Friday

Monterey >> Bay View Academy charter school in Monterey was on lock down Friday afternoon after a shooting occurred at a nearby apartment building.

Police arrived at the scene and had the area surrounded for about an hour after witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots.

According to the Monterey Police Department, several people reported hearing shots being fired in the area of Helvic and Palo Verde Avenues at approximately 2:33 p.

Caltrans announces closure of section of Holman Highway in Pacific Grove for safety improvements

Pacific Grove >> Both directions of Highway 68 along Holman Highway will be closed for continued construction operations beginning Sunday, Caltrans announced in a news release Friday.

An ongoing $3 million safety improvement project on the stretch of highway from Piedmont Avenue to the Highway 1/Highway 68 junction will affect traffic Sunday through Tuesday from 8 p.

Monterey to hold elder care symposium

Monterey >> The Monterey County Department of Social Services and the city of Monterey are set to host their first ever Community Responses to Elder Care Symposium next week.

The symposium takes place Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Monterey Peninsula College and registration is free.

A total of eight interactive breakout sessions will be available for participants to take part in.